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Chauffeur~Drive   •   Luxury Collection

Customized Private Vacation to Ireland & Britain
Deluxe Hotels & Driver

9 Days/8 Nights (suggested itinerary)

Chauffeur-driven vacations to Ireland & Scotland
Customize your Ireland vacation with special hotels and a driver

Select a chauffeur-drive customized program to fit your requirements exactly, whether for a party of two or a small group. This is a great way for family or friends to explore Ireland and celebrate a special occasion. Choose from a wide range of hotels featured in the A La Carte Hotels section and travel on any dates you wish. Your driver will look after you every step of the way.

Program Includes

  • Chauffeur–drive vehicle – a sedan for 2 people, multi-person vehicle (MPV) for 4 people and a minibus or small coach for groups of 8 or more
  • Pick up and drop off at any international airport in Ireland, Britain or other domestic location by arrangement
  • Comprehensive insurance, gasoline, tolls and parking
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Prebooked hotels as required
  • Full breakfast daily except on day of arrival
  • Driver's accommodation, meals and expenses
  • Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information book with basic travel facts
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Concierge services of a dedicated CIE Tours’ travel expert to coordinate planning your tour

Driver & Commentary

Your driver/guide is key to this vacation. All of our drivers are fully experienced and familiar with attractions. At the start of your trip you will discuss your itinerary with your driver to ensure that you will travel on the best routes and see the places that are important to you. His informal commentary on various aspects of Ireland or Britain will greatly add to your trip. Gratuities are not included and are customary for excellent service.

Starting & Ending your Tour

It’s important for us to have your flight details so that you can be met at an airport on arrival or whatever pick up location you choose. At the end of your trip he will transfer you to the airport in time for your departing flight or to a hotel of your choice. We suggest that you spend the first and last nights at or close to an airport.

Driving Times

The vehicle and driver are basically at your disposal. If you choose a 16-seater vehicle for your party, the maximum driving time is 8 hours, which includes all stops for sightseeing and meals. With a car for 2 – 4 passengers the time can be a little more flexible. However, the driver cannot work all day and all evening and he must have at least 9 hours’ rest per night.

Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle
Slieve League Cliffs
Slieve League Cliffs


Your itinerary will be customized especially for you taking your preferences into account. If you’d like ideas for putting itineraries together, why not review all the coach tour programs that we offer? These itineraries have been tested and refined through the years.


All of the hotels will be chosen and reserved especially for you, depending on your interests and preferred routing. Your driver has an accommodation allowance and will make his own arrangements - at times he may stay in the same hotels and other times not.


A full breakfast in your hotel is included every morning. Lunch, dinner and snacks are not included. Your driver can recommend great places of different types along the way. He will have an expense allowance for his own meals; however, at times you may wish to invite him to eat with you.

Sightseeing Visits

Admission fees to visitor attractions are not included. If you want the driver to accompany you, you need to purchase an admission ticket for him.

Chauffeur~Drive Luxury Collection – Sample Itineraries
Ireland & Britain

Let us plan a perfect vacation for you – whether it's for two or a small group of family and friends. Pick your travel dates and let us know what type of trip you’d like. Any special interests? Must see places? Tracing your family tree? Stay in elegant castles? Our experts will help you put together a great travel experience.

Ireland – $2,899 per person
Price based on 4 people traveling

Day 1: Arrive Dublin
Meet your driver and travel to Kildare, about 30 miles. Rest and relax in your hotel, play a round of golf or use the extensive leisure facilities. Suggested stay for 2 nights: Kildare Country Club, Straffan

Day 2: Explore Kildare & Kilkenny
Close to your hotel, visit the National Stud & Gardens to see thoroughbred horses and charming gardens. Drive to Kilkenny for a guided walking tour of the compact medieval center and visit the huge castle.

Day 3: Connemara Region
Drive to Galway and take a trip through the Connemara region, an area of great natural beauty with mountains and lakes. Explore Galway city with its two cathedrals or take a boat ride on Lough Corrib. Suggested stay for 1 night: The G Hotel, Galway

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
Visit the famous Cliffs of Moher for magnificent views. Stop at the Bunratty Folk Park or tour Limerick’s King John’s Castle. Drive to Killarney and take a jaunting car ride. Suggested stay for 2 nights: Sheen Falls Hotel, Kenmare

Day 5: Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula
There is great scenery in whichever direction you travel. Choose the popular Ring of Kerry route or the lesser-known Beara Peninsula, stopping in colorful villages and to admire panoramic views.

Day 6: Blarney & Rock of Cashel
Head to Dublin today, traveling via Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone. Stop to view the awesome church ruins at the Rock of Cashel. Settle in to your Dublin city center hotel. Suggested stay for 2 nights: Merrion or Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Day 7: Explore Dublin
Do some touring of Dublin’s principal sights such as Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral or Guinness Storehouse. Shop in the Grafton Street area and visit some of the famous old pubs.

Day 8: Depart Dublin Airport
  Scotland – $5,399 per person
Price based on 4 people traveling

Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh
Meet your driver at the airport and drive north to Pitlochry, a distance of 80 miles. Travel via St Andrews or stop at Scone Palace, outside Perth. Suggested stay for 2 nights: Fonab Castle Hotel, Pitlochry

Day 2: Royal Deeside
Journey north to explore Royal Deeside and Balmoral Castle, Highland home of the Royal Family. Or visit Blair Castle and Blair Athol Distillery close to your hotel.

Day 3: Highlands & Whisky Triangle
Travel past the Cairngorms National Park, stopping to visit the Highland Folk Museum. Drive via Grantown-on-Spey in the heart of the Whisky Triangle and tour a distillery or two. Suggested stay for 2 nights: Rocpool Reserve Hotel, Inverness

Day 4: North Sea & Black Isle
Today visit sights along the North Sea coast such as Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. Or explore the Black Isle, a peninsula north of Inverness and discover the spa town of Strathpeffer.

Day 5: Loch Ness Exploration
Drive south along the shores of Loch Ness. Visit the huge ruins of Urquhart Castle and perhaps take a cruise on the lake to spot “Nessie” from Fort Augustus. Suggested stay for 1 night: Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Fort William

Day 6: Loch Lomond & Stirling
Travel through Glen Coe and part of the Loch Lomond National Park to reach the lovely and varied scenery of the Trossachs region. Visit Stirling Castle on your way to Edinburgh. Suggested stay for 2 nights: Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

Day 7: Edinburgh Tour
Explore Scotland’s capital today with a drive through the New Town and the Royal Mile. Visit Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the National Museum of Scotland.

Day 8: Depart Edinburgh Airport

Book an Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales Chauffeur-Drive Vacation by contacting your travel agent, emailing, or by calling CIE Tours International at 1-800-223-6508 and pressing Option 4.

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